Amber Heard’s sister is set to testify as part of her defence against ex-husband Johnny Depp in the defamation trial that has taken place in Fairfax, Virginia.
Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 in The Washington Post about being abused. The actor was not named, however, he claims that these allegations have negatively impacted his reputation and his career.
The actress then countersued Depp for $100 million, accusing the 58-year-old of creating a “smear campaign” against her.
The trial has been on a break this week but is scheduled to resume on Monday, 16 May, continuing where we left off with the 36-year-old’s testimony.
When proceedings resume, Ellen Barkin, who Depp had a casual relationship with in the 90s, is set to testify on behalf of Heard.
Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, has been on the witness list from the start and is also expected to testify.
Whitney contradicted herself! Did she was talking about the same photo ?
Ms Henriquez says Heard's face "does not look swollen to me" in the photo.
Ms Henriquez disagrees, and says when she looks at the photo she sees: "Make-up and a split lip". pic.twitter.com/aQ4nS0OWTl
— ReemDepp – Johnny Depp Deserves Justice (@ReemDepp) July 23, 2020
Henriquez lived in one of Depp’s penthouses in LA at one point. Depp testified that he did not charge her any rent.
In the 2020 trial, she testified to seeing bruises on Depp’s face while the couple were still together.